Based in Toronto, Goodmans LLP is a leading Canadian full-service business law firm of over 200 lawyers providing legal advice and representation to domestic and foreign business clients. Our tax practice is transaction-driven and focused on providing our clients with dynamic, strategic and practical tax advice in structuring and successfully completing their business transactions. Our tax lawyers have worked on many of Canada's most innovative deals.
Goodmans' core tax strength is its M&A tax practice and all of our partners practice in this area. We specialize in strategic acquisitions and joint ventures, private equity transactions and public company M&A, including going private transactions. Goodmans' tax group provides tax expertise and strategic advice in structuring and implementing sophisticated, innovative corporate finance transactions in domestic, cross-border and international equity and debt capital markets. Goodmans' tax group is also a part of Canada's leading restructuring and insolvency practice and has been consistently involved with Canada's most significant corporate restructurings, insolvencies and recapitalizations.
Goodmans' tax group has particular expertise with cross-border transactions. Much of our tax practice involves the inbound and outbound structuring of international business arrangements and investments, requiring us to work seamlessly with co-counsel in other jurisdictions.
Our market leading practice areas are further bolstered by top-quality expertise in tax dispute resolution and litigation, transfer pricing, commodity tax, executive compensation and trust, estate and personal domestic and international tax planning.
Osler is widely recognized as one of Canada's best law firms for tax. Our 60+ tax planning and tax controversy lawyers operate as an integrated team. Clients involved in complex tax litigation benefit from the specialized expertise of tax planning lawyers. Clients with sophisticated tax planning can leverage the unique perspective of tax litigators. This combination is unique to Osler and allows us to deliver unparalleled advice.
Osler's tax lawyers regularly act in Canada's most complex tax-related transactions. They are integral to the firm's M&A practice, developing innovative approaches and structures for Canadian and foreign multinationals. Lawyers in our pre-eminent tax controversy and litigation practice have argued a number of landmark cases in the Supreme Court of Canada, including successfully arguing the first GAAR case, and the first and only transfer pricing case heard by the Court. Osler is also a leader in transfer pricing dispute resolution and provincial GAAR litigation. Through our New York office, Osler provides U.S. tax advice to Canadian clients with operations in the U.S., and U.S.-based clients with operations in Canada. Osler is recognized for the breadth and depth of its expertise in business law and is consistently ranked as one of Canada's top law firms. We serve our clients through offices in Toronto, Montréal, Calgary, Vancouver, Ottawa and New York.
Members of the Blakes Tax group across Canada provide our clients with innovative and effective tax advice in all areas of tax law.
Blakes tax lawyers are recognized both in Canada and internationally as leaders in all areas of Canadian tax, including mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, corporate finance, international tax, transfer pricing, private equity, structured finance, taxation of investment funds, resource taxation and employee benefits. Blakes commodity tax lawyers have unparalleled expertise in customs, sales tax, and goods and services tax/harmonized sales tax legislation. Blakes tax controversy and litigation lawyers have the depth, experience and expertise necessary to effectively represent our clients' interests in dealing with tax authorities at all levels, including in the courts.
Torys LLP is an international business law firm that works with clients who expect the best advice and exceptional service. Torys' dedication to excellence across practice areas and industries has resulted in an enviable record of experience in Canada and globally. Teamwork is one of the firm's distinguishing features, reflected in all aspects of how the firm partners with clients and collaborates internally. Long-standing clients continue to retain Torys not only for its excellent service and legal expertise, but also because of a shared value for lasting partnerships based on trust and respect.
Our tax practitioners have represented corporations in significant cross-border joint ventures where the participants are strategic, financial or tax-exempt. We represent large multinational businesses, domestic public and private companies, and financial institutions, including banks, insurance companies and trust companies. We also represent issuers and sponsors of private equity investment funds and superannuated pension funds, and assist venture capital investors, start-up companies and mature businesses with national and international tax management.